Expo 2016 Exhibitors

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Invited Exhibitors

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Organization: Program Name(s) Specialization
Area 15 Micro Business, Arts
Blue Ridge Food Ventures Food businesses
Caldwell Green Commission Green Tech
Davidson College: DC Venture Lab General (profit and nonprofit)
Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm Agriculture/farming
GIGWorks Mixed purpose
GSA Technology Council Technology
Johnson C. Smith University: Innovo Labs General
Knowledge Park: TI Technology
Lenoir Rhyne University - Center for Commercial & Social Entrepreneurship General
Management insites International Business
Manufacturing Solutions Center Manufacturing
NEXT Innovation Center Technology, High Growth
Packard Place: QC FinTech and RevTech Financial Technologies
PiES Energy, Sustainability
Spartanburg Community College: The Center - SBI General
The Hive Arts
UNC Charlotte: VenturePrise Innovation, High Growth
University of South Carolina Upstate: The Green House Business Incubator General


Organization: Program Name Specialization
Accelerating Appalchia Nature-Based Businesses
City Startup Lab At-risk young African-American men
CLT Joules Energy
Greenville Chamber: Minority Business Accelerator Minority-owned Business
Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corporation: VentureOne General
Queen City Forward: Impact3 and Impact U Social Innovation
SCBIO: QuickStart Life Science
The Iron Yard: Digital Health and EdTech Technology
Venture Asheville High-growth entrepreneurship

Product Development Resources

Organization: Program Name Specialization
Bent Creek Institute Plant biodiversity, integrative wellness, botanical purity and compositional testing services
Blue Ridge Food Ventures: Natural Products Manufacturing Facility Food manufacturing
Carolina Textile District Cut and Sew Apparel
Enventys Product Development
GC Textile Tech Ctr Textile Product Development
HackerSpace Charlotte Computers, Technology, Digital/Electric Art
Knowledge Park: Fab Lab 3D Printing and fabrication
Manufacturing Solutions Center Textiles, 3D Printing
NC BioNetwork: Natural Products Laboratory Biotechnology and Life Science
Opportunity Threads Textiles (patterns & prototypes)

Coworking Spaces

Organization City, State
Advent Coworking Charlotte, NC
C3Labs Charlotte, NC
HB5 Concord, NC
LOOM Coworking Fort Mill, SC

Other State and Regional Resources

  • Business Link North Carolina (BLNC)
  • Charlotte Business Resources
  • Department of Revenue
  • North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development Women's Business Center
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Small Business Network (SBCN)
  • Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)


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